Creative Aging Arts
One of the ways we support our local artists is providing affordable low cost studio space allowing them to focus on their craft and grow creatively.
Creative Aging Arts, LLC
Karen Starrett, Teaching Artist
Creative Aging Arts workshops provide older adults the opportunity to discover or rediscover their creative capacities. Each workshop is based on a person-centered approach allowing participants’ vision to arise from individual choice. This approach encourages each person to determine the result of what they are creating as an expression of what is personal to her/him.
The art activities celebrate individual expression, are meaningful, and provide pleasure. The Creative Aging Arts curriculum includes painting, collage, printmaking, and mixed media. All art materials are water based, non-toxic and of professional quality.
Creative Aging Arts workshops are designed for:
Independent adults — senior centers and adult communities
Assisted Living and Nursing facilities
About Karen Starrett, Founder of Creative Aging Arts
The Creative Aging Arts curriculum springs from Karen's sensibilities as a visual artist. As an artist, Karen is adept at dealing with the challenges of the creative process and knows how to interact and encourage people to explore the uniqueness of their expressive ideas. Karen’s exhibition history includes solo shows at the Johnson and Johnson Headquarters, the Chauncey Conference Center, Princeton, and The Art Project, Jersey City, in addition to group exhibitions in regional galleries. See more of Karen’s work at https://karenstarrett.com.
Education / Training
• BA Art Education, Douglass College
• Advanced Certification in Gerontology, Rutgers University, NJ
• Creative Aging Training Institute, The Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare, New York
• Arts and Aging Core Training, Princeton, ,The National Center for Creative Aging
• Certified New Jersey art teacher
• Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)
• Maintains Studio Practice at JSAC/Working Artist